Journal article

Depression in the medically ill

Joshua D Rosenblat, Paul Kurdyak, Fiammetta Cosci, Michael Berk, Michael Maes, Andre R Brunoni, Madeline Liz, Gary Rodinz, Roger S McIntyre, Andre F Carvalho

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Depressive disorders are significantly more common in the medically ill compared to the general population. Depression is associated with worsening of physical symptoms, greater healthcare utilization and poorer treatment adherence. The present paper provides a critical review on the assessment and management of depression in the medically ill. METHODS: Relevant articles pertaining to depression in the medically ill were identified, reviewed and synthesized qualitatively. A systematic review was not performed due to the large breadth of this topic, making a meaningful summary of all published and unpublished studies not feasible. Notable studies were reviewed and synthesized by a..

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